EERC Projects & Publications

Our research and evaluation expertise is reflected in the following projects:

Current Projects

Past Projects


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A Review of the Literature on Informal Learning

The review examines the numerous ways that informal learning occurs, the benefits and drawbacks of these different forms of informal learning, and the implications for equity. View more details.

Adult College Completion Project

The overarching goal of this program is to shift policies and practices within the Workforce Investment System towards the goal of promoting college completion as a possibility for short-term training for clients and to conduct research to determine what difference college completion makes for both client and performance outcomes in the workforce system. View more details.

Pathways into Careers in Information Technology: Community College Student Decision Making About Academic Programs and Jobs

This project examines how students’ experiences and information resources influence their decision making, particularly early in their enrollment in college, and how that evolves over time. View more details.

Co-location of American Job Centers on Community College Campuses in North Carolina

This study examines student outcomes at six community colleges in North Carolina that had co-located AJCs on their campuses. View more details.

Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program (CHAMP)

Rutgers Education and Employment Research Center (EERC) is participating as the third-party evaluator for the duration of this grant. EERC will identify critical measures of program implementation and evaluate how successfully outlined project goals are being met. View more details

The Colorado Online Energy Training Consortium (COETC)

Rutgers Education and Employment Research Center (EERC) is participating as the third-party evaluator for the duration of this grant. EERC will identify critical measures of program implementation and evaluate how successfully outlined project goals are being met. View more details

Colorado Sector Strategy Evaluation Case Studies

The 10 case studies below were developed by the Center for Women and Work (CWW) at Rutgers University as part of their program evaluation of the Colorado SECTORS Initiative grants. View more details

Consortium for Healthcare Education Online (CHEO)

Rutgers Education and Employment Research Center (EERC) is participating as the third-party evaluator for the duration of this grant. EERC will identify critical measures of program implementation and evaluate how successfully outlined project goals are being met. View more details

Clark State Community College Advanced Manufacturing in a Global Economy

Rutgers Education and Employment Research Center (EERC) is participating as the third-party evaluator for the duration of this grant to develop and reform curriculum to create stackable credentials, improve opportunities for hands-on learning, improve student recruitment and advising, and expand employer engagement. View more details

Community Health Worker Program Evaluation

The CHW training focuses on health education, health promotion, as well as specific skills for work in underserved, low income and/or non-English speaking communities. View more details

Multi-state Longitudinal Data Exchange Evaluation

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has been conducting the Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange (MLDE) expansion project with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project has the goal of linking data from K–12, higher education, and labor sources between U.S. states via a secure and stable exchange process. View more details

New Jersey Health Professions Pathways to Regional Excellence Project (NJ-PREP)

Rutgers Education and Employment Research Center (EERC) is participating as the third-party evaluator for the duration of the grant to develop career pathways, increase opportunities for hands-on learning, improve student preparation, improved student career awareness and advising, and expand employer engagement. View more details

Non-Degree Credential Quality: A Conceptual Framework to Guide Measurement

This paper outlines a broad framework to guide the development of standards and processes to evaluate quality of non-degree credentials. It is intentionally broad to allow stakeholders to identify those elements that are most essential for their purposes, while keeping a few key guidelines in mind. It provides recommendations for key stakeholders to promote the measurement of quality in non-degree credentials. View more details.

Richland College Veterans-Focused Engineering Technology

Rutgers Education and Employment Research Center (EERC) is participating as the third-party evaluator for the duration of the grant to develop and reform curriculum based on industry standards, improve opportunities for hands-on learning, implement student navigator model, recruit students, especially veterans and their families, and expand employer engagement. View more details

Post-Graduate Earnings, Job Security, and Major Choice Survey

Consistent with this goal, this project examines the following overarching research question: To what extent does earnings information influence students’ earnings expectations and major choice among students? To what extent does this vary by socioeconomic background? View more details

Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics Research

This project includes qualitative research on selected math programs throughout the country to document promising practices including: career preparation, alumni networks, partnerships with other disciplines, advising and work experience. It also includes regional analyses on mathematics trends for BA and MA graduates. View more details